Detroit
Tigers
Stadium Comerica Park
47-114 Overall | AL CENTRAL 5th
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Tigers.2405821495.24
Schedule
Preseason
Sat  2/22
vs
Phillies
1:05pm
Sun  2/23
@
Braves
1:05pm
Sun  2/23
@
Pirates
1:05pm
Mon  2/24
vs
Astros
1:05pm
Tue  2/25
vs
Mets
1:05pm
Wed  2/26
@
Blue Jays
1:07pm
Thu  2/27
@
Rays
1:05pm
Fri  2/28
vs
Blue Jays
1:05pm
Sat  2/29
@
Yankees
1:05pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Tigers are off the betting board and have no odds to win the championship. They are projected to win 49 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 68. In simulations, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. They were a +2000 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 0.3% at 60/1, 1.6%. In simulations they finish last in the AL based on projected wins.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 53.4-81.6. They are coming up short of expectations at 40-95. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (-3565 units). They are not good against the spread (54-81) for a -2502 loss. Their under-over record is 64-61 with 10 pushes. In their next game vs the Twins they are only winning 22% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their average run differential is -2.01 which ranks #15 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #14 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #15 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 13 games is -2.46 which ranks them #14 over this stretch, slightly better than overall.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Ronny Rodriguez who is projected to be the #9 shortstop the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
40 Alcantara, Sergio SS5-915107/10/19960No College
70 Alexander, Tyler SP6-220007/14/19941TCU
48 Boyd, Matthew SP6-323402/02/19915Oregon State
--- Burrows, Beau P6-220009/18/19960No College
24 Cabrera, Miguel DH6-424904/18/198317No College
--- Cameron, Daz CF6-218501/15/19970No College
46 Candelario, Jeimer 3B6-122111/24/19934No College
--- Castro, Anthony RP6-017404/13/19950No College
30 Castro, Harold 2B5-1015111/30/19932No College
49 Castro, Willi SS6-117004/24/19971No College
67 Cisnero, Jose RP6-324504/11/19893No College
--- Cron, C.J. 1B6-423501/05/19906Utah
50 Demeritte, Travis RF6-018009/30/19941No College
45 Farmer, Buck RP6-423202/20/19916Georgia Tech
32 Fulmer, Michael SP6-324603/15/19933No College
--- Funkhouser, Kyle RP6-2220No College
33 Garcia, Bryan RP6-120304/19/19951Miami (FL)
--- Garcia, Rony P6-320012/19/19970No College
28 Goodrum, Niko SS6-319802/28/19923No College
17 Greiner, Grayson C6-623910/11/19922South Carolina
--- Haase, Eric C5-1019012/18/19922No College
--- Hill, Derek CF6-219512/30/19950No College
77 Jimenez, Joe RP6-327201/17/19953No College
21 Jones, JaCoby CF6-220105/10/19924LSU
18 Lugo, Dawel 3B6-019012/31/19942No College
62 McKay, David RP6-320503/31/19951No College
44 Norris, Daniel SP6-218504/25/19936No College
--- Nova, Ivan SP6-525001/12/198710No College
--- Paredes, Isaac SS5-1117502/18/19990No College
34 Perez, Franklin SP6-319712/06/19970No College
22 Reyes, Victor CF6-519410/05/19942No College
34 Rogers, Jake C6-119204/18/19951Tulane
--- Romine, Austin C6-121611/22/19888No College
--- Schoop, Jonathan 2B6-122510/16/19917No College
71 Schreiber, John RP6-321503/05/19941No College
65 Soto, Gregory RP6-123602/11/19951No College
14 Stewart, Christin LF6-022012/10/19932Tennessee
--- Stokes, Troy LF5-920002/02/19960No College
56 Turnbull, Spencer SP6-321109/18/19922Alabama
27 Zimmermann, Jordan SP6-222505/23/198611No College